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I WAYNE BLAZED AT FIRST STAGING OF FUZED @sparkiebaby @caribent @PushAYute Featured

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After the success of his performance at the first staging of Fuzed, rastafarian firebrand I Wayne may have to stage another acoustic set for his fans who may have missed his performance.

I Wayne’s particular brand of reggae lends itself well to an acoustic setting where the artiste can concentrate on delivering the full lyrics to his songs rather than trying to earn a forward at a stage show by just doing the punch lines.
Seated on a stool, he cracked jokes, burned a fire on the political establishment, mocked oral sex practitioners in a stunning variety of ways, and seemed to have a jolly time during his hour long stint.
He did songs such as 'Lava Ground' that earned forwards and raised lighters from the enthusiastic crowd hearing it for the first time in this format, and songs such as 'Jealousy and Abuse' featuring Lady G were well received.
He embellished his songs with chantings of ‘ash’, ‘give thanks for the fire’, and his personal favourite, ‘balance’.
“Portia and Andrew need to “come together”, maybe they will have a child,” I Wayne said to titters of amusement from the small audience.
One of the highest points of the night was a combination with Nyota where he performed a new song called ‘Girl We Belong Together’ where he was joined by talented poet Meeka Nyota.
The girls screamed when I Wayne crooned: “Girl we belong together, like the moon and sun together, please let us come together, we need to have fun together”, but seconds later, it was near pandemonium as he deejayed: No try trap I wid oil or no crosses powder/come rest yu head pon the natty shoulder/yu pure, plus your mouth no cratches odour". The audience whooped its delight.
He was forced to pull up the song and do it over from the top. Then when Meeka Nyota joined in and began to spit a few complimentary verses at the deejay, I Wayne beamed, and a huge 100 watt smile spread across his face. The girls in the audience oohed and ahed.
“I am not blushing, , I am balancing,” he quipped. The crowd roared its approval, then the two exchanged another verse, the musical chemistry between the two shooting sparks off the stage.
I Wayne was joined by his fellow artistes, Richie Bang and later, the humorous Imus for well-received songs. The deejay’s brilliant imagery creates a visceral image of violence in Jamaica. One of the more striking images was a snatch of a verse from 'Stranger Danger' where he deejays about a criminal: “ from a bloody coil, him take a criss note and use it sniff coke”. He sang odes to marijuana while the audience hung on his every word while standing under the star-punched holes in the black midnight sky. “Mine mi full up oonu brain a lyrics,” he warned to the delight of the audience which replied, almost in unison: "balance!". He did songs where he burned the instruments of war, declaring “I burn dem infrared and laser beam”, and songs where he took potshots at tabooed sexual practices such as golden showers, remarking that such persons “use dem mouth like tissue”. The show will be every last Wednesday of each month at the Funky Munky night club and bar 17 Holborn Rd. New Kingston. “The difference between Fuzed and other live showcases is that it is an acoustic intimate setting under the stars. The first show was a huge success, and it can only get better, combining the spoken word, reggae music, and militant ideas in an intellectually stimulating setting,” Vivian Thomas, founder and chief executive officer of the boundary-pushing record label, PushaYute Productions, said.. The show is the first of its kind and is sure to be a hit as the series is clearly backed by music enthusiasts and artistically inclined companies and individuals. The organizer promises a dizzyingly eclectic aesthetic, you will be hard-pressed to find anything remotely like Fuzed in the Corporate Area. The event will showcase the eclectic genres and cultures of world music, with an emphasis on showcasing local talents, known and upcoming. “This means at any given night of Fuzed you can be entertained by dub poets, rappers, singers, techno djs, lecturers and more musically inclined stars. We want to surprise you...there is something for everyone at Fuzed,” Mr. Thomas said. The Fuzed event series will be hosted under the umbrella of Push A Yute Promotions.The backing band included Billy from Black Uhuru, Horseman, original bass guitarist for the Taxi gang, and a young stalwart, Hector, on the kette drums and percussion, and the percussionist Vinnie from Black Uhuru.
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